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Aqua Ventures

#3 of 8 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Watamu Features Animals
Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 42 2332420
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Professional, well equipped

We dived with Steve in July. Even though it was out of season and quiet he made a plan to take us... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2014
Juba, South Sudan

A wonderful dive centre with excellent staff. Steve, Helen & Sian looked after us very well and I... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2014
Nanyuki Town, Kenya
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Aqua Ventures is an owner operated company established in Watamu in January 1990. Steve and Helen Curtis, the proud owners of the company, have successfully managed Aqua Ventures and moulded it into what is considered one of Kenya's leading dive centres. Steve an ex-military diver from Zimbabwe has been diving in Kenya since 1982. Helen, Kenyan by birth, has been diving since 1989. Watamu, being the first established Marine Park and reserve in Kenya, with its superior underwater topography and uncluttered beaches made it the natural location for Steve and Helen to start their business. From humble beginnings at the Ocean Sports Resort, Aqua Ventures operates three diving boats and has a well equipped diving centre with 3 compressors and over 50 sets of well maintained diving equipment.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 42 2332420
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We dived with Steve in July. Even though it was out of season and quiet he made a plan to take us out. We had a great time and for good value too. All equipment was provided and there were a lot of sizes to...More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

We're glad you enjoyed your dive with us and hopefully you can come back and enjoy some outer reef dives once the sea clams down!

Reviewed 22 March 2014

A wonderful dive centre with excellent staff. Steve, Helen & Sian looked after us very well and I would thoroughly recommend them. My husband is an experienced dive leader and has enjoyed some wonderful diving with them on the four occasions we have been there....More

Thank 332JaneM
Reviewed 23 January 2014

I am a dive instructor and decided in my time off to go diving obviously! My friend recommended Aqua Ventures so I came with my student/friend for 2 dives with Steve. We had a brilliant day, he is very professional and thorough with a detailed...More

Thank Shelley088
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

We came to Kenya to do volunteering work in Nairobi and decided to travel to watamu specifically to dive. I contacted aqua ventures and after a few polite email exchanges and a phone call I booked two dives. I confirmed my dives the night before...More

Thank Gpiacentini
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Dear Giovanni, In response to your comments - we are sorry you were so inconvenienced but believe us we were also taken by surprise.This Strike was nothing to do with us but the local boat operators were stopping people from using the park/reserve until their...More

Reviewed 3 November 2013

Steve, Sian, Helen and Dom very professional and extremely relaxed and friendly. Sian was very welcoming, and gave me loads of tips as to what I should be doing when not diving. They insisted on a pool refresher as it was a while since I...More

Thank ruth304
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I have just completed my PADI Advanced Open Water with Aqua Ventures Located in Watamu, Kenya. The scuba school is a family ran business with dive instructor Steve Curtis heading the team. As soon as I met Steve and his team it was apparent that...More

Thank Carl1419
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I have dived with Helen and Steve at Aqua Ventures a number of times now and will continue to bring friends to learn and enjoy the experience as well. The staff are very thorough, friendly and extremely knowledgable on the local marine life. I wouldn't...More

Thank MairHewittStubbs
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This was my first ever dive and to be honest I was nervous prior to starting the PADI course. I need not have worried, the staff were amazing, very patient and put me at ease from the start, guiding me through the whole process and...More

Thank ShaneLehane
Reviewed 17 February 2013

I went round a couple of dive schools in Watamu before deciding on Aqua to do the PADI Advanced Open Water course, and I was glad I chose them. Highly competent instruction, well maintained equipment and friendly staff/instructors, all made this an excellent experience. THe...More

Thank Dandt431
Reviewed 31 January 2013

I stayed there for a week diving everyday on a full board package. The accommodation is very good, clean, spacious, a turn down service each evening and a hot drink to wake up to. All chalets are sea facing with great views. The Dive Team...More

Thank Paulrobinson234
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If I buy the online PADI course to complete prior to arrival, what would the cost be for the open water certification?
27 December 2016|
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Response from Helen C | Property representative |
Hello, Is this Marti who I've already spoken to on the Phone???!!